Houston Texans continue to slide in loss to Packers

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
Houston Texans, Deshaun Watson
Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /

The Houston Texans fell to 1-6 overall with a Week 7 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

If any team ever needed a bye week, it is the Houston Texans following their 35-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday in Week 7. With the loss, Houston has some big decisions to make moving forward when it comes to the roster and play-calling tendencies.

Against Green Bay in Week 7 on Sunday, the Texans were predictable, and many decisions were confusing, to put it nicely, because some of the plays called in important times in the game didn’t fool Green Bay and didn’t do any favors for Deshaun Watson.

Aaron Rodgers rebounded from a not-so-great game last Sunday to the Texans defense helping him to a 23-of-40 game for 283 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. Rodgers averaged 8.3 yards per completion and was sacked zero times.

On the other side of the field, Watson was 29-of-39 for 309 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Watson was sacked three times for a loss of 23 yards. Watson also rushed for 38 yards on seven carries.

Again, there wasn’t much creativity when it came to the Houston Texans on offense, as there were the predictable first down runs with David Johnson, who finished the game with 14 carries for just 42 yards and no touchdowns. His longest rush was 13 yards, and he averaged only 3.0 yards per carry.

The receiving leader for the Houston Texans was Randall Cobb with eight receptions for 95 yards with no touchdowns, averaging 11.9 yards per reception. Next was Brandin Cooks with seven receptions for 60 yards. Will Fuller came in with just three receptions for 35 yards (one touchdown), and Kenny Stills had two catches for 34 yards.

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Houston Texans: Defense had no answers either

The pass rush of the Houston Texans resulted in zero sacks and one QB hit by Charles Omenihu, plus the defense had no interceptions, and the secondary showed they were unable to keep pace with the receivers of the Packers.

Davante Adams had his way with the Houston defense as he collected 13 receptions for 196 yards and two touchdowns on 16 targets as Bradley Roby was injured in the game, and the Texans depth on the secondary wasn’t any good on Sunday.

A positive was Tyrell Adams with five solo tackles, along with a  tackle for loss. The only other two tackle for losses came from J.J. Watt.

Sadly, this Texans team isn’t going to get any better this season, and with the bye week being next on the schedule, some tough decisions need to be made because moving forward, what the Houston Texans are doing isn’t going to work.

The Texans need to gain draft capital because being 1-6, the season is over. They don’t have a first- or second -ound pick in 2021, so something has to be done to fix that. The Texans allowed 379 yards on 61 plays on 11 total drives, while Green Bay averaged 6.2 yards per play and were 4-of-4 in the Red Zone.

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The offense and defense of the Texans showed they just don’t have it this season, and the Packers really helped in showing everyone that not many wins are coming for Houston the remainder of the season.